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RÖKKURRÓ

Reykjavík, Iceland

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"A fragile and eerie mixture with elements of Portishead and Mogwai, flirting with classical music."

Hatched in a dim lit attic in Reykjavík, Iceland, at the dawn of 2006 Rökkurró..s five founding members began conversing in smooth tones, drawing inspiration from the silky sunrays that crept through the windows.

The result of this covenant was displayed to the public's eager eyes in March that same year and with their captivating atmosphere and ethereal vocals they instantly carved their niche in the already saturated Reykjavík music scene. A self-released 4 track EP hit the streets only 6 months after they had formed and this EP, along with a powerful performance on one of the off-venue shows at Iceland Airwaves 2006, landed them a record deal with local label 12 Tónar.

They released their first album “Það kólnar í kvöld...” (It get..s colder tonight) in November 2007.

Rökkurró present music that is at once soothing and forceful. The folk-tinged reverie of the wailing accordion and carefully plucked guitars sends you off sailing through the clouds while the dramatic cello and clever drumming demand your full attention.

Rökkurró..s debut album was released in Germany and surrounding countries in the spring of 2008 and will be released in Japan in October 2008. Rökkurró performed on Airwaves 2007 and shortly after that they performed for the first time abroad when they opened the stage for múm on the festival Reykjavík to Rotterdam.

In June 2008 Rökkurró toured Germany, The Netherlands and Switzerland supporting Ólafur Arnalds. In March/April they had their first headlining tour around Europe and are now writing a new album.
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